Hospitality Business Magazine

Professional development roadshow starts in February

The Restaurant Association has launched its first event of 2022, with the announcement of a  professional development roadshow.

This bespoke two day workshop has been designed for hospitality business owners and senior managers looking to kickstart 2022. 

The event will provide effective strategies designed to inspire, motivate, and empower hospitality teams. The organisers say it will also cover innovative technological systems to streamline business operations and maximise profits.

Industry heavyweights Marg Main and Adrian Wills, will lead the content delivery of the sessions sharing their combined years of industry experience.

Marg Main is the founder of Turning Tables, a hospitality training and coaching business focused on helping business owners nationwide to retain, develop and grow their teams. Marg is an industry professional with over 30 years of experience, in a mixture of roles and venues across the hospitality sector. She remains passionate about utilising her experience to inspire, interest and educate hospitality staff and managers across NZ. Marg is a creative and engaging facilitator, who brings a fabulous sense of humour and fun to her sessions.

Adrian Wills is the Founder of Trickle,  a leading New Zealand hospitality insights platform. Hospitality and technology go hand in hand for Adrian. He has taken 15 years of experience in the start-up sector, specialising in point of sale, and developed a platform to enable the hospitality sector to make data-driven decisions from aggregated on premise data.

A seasoned hospitality entrepreneur, Adrian is also one of the owners of well-known and loved The Beer Spot, with five locations across Auckland, all pouring New Zealand’s independent beer.

Day one focuses on team development and motivation and covers Leadership communication and personality styles; retention and motivation strategies; staff engagement; getting the best value from training and coaching and the four stages of team development.

Day two shows how embracing technology can streamline business and maximise profits.

Adrian Wills will take attendees through a technology-centred approach to improving business processes covering hospitality systems and technologies to streamline processes, improving efficiency to increase profitability and improving POS and menu systems.

The annual Roadshow launches February 15th, and takes in five regions across the country:

AUCKLAND | 15-16 Feb 2022, 10:00–14:00 | Taste

WHANGAREI | 21-22 Feb 2022, 10:00–14:00 | NorthTec

QUEENSTOWN | 7-8 March 2022, 10:00–14:00 | Sherwood

CHRISTCHURCH | 14-15 March, 2022 10:00–14:00 | The George

WELLINGTON | 28-29 March 2022, 10:00–14:00 | Counter Culture

Tickets can be booked online at and start at $300.